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Winner and loser of the week in pop culture ft. Jamie Foxx and Amy Schumer

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Winner

Jamie Foxx. No stuntman needed, thank you very much. Foxx jumped into action on Monday when a Toyota Tacoma skidded, hit a ditch and flipped upside-down outside the Django Unchained star's Hidden Valley home just north of Los Angeles. Foxx called 911, then ran out to cut free the driver who was buckled in the burning vehicle. Foxx, fearing the truck would explode, just like in the movies, dragged the man 30 feet to safety. The driver was taken to the hospital and treated for serious injuries, including burns. He also was charged with DUI.

Loser

Amy Schumer. (*Ducks flying tomatoes.*) Look, we're not saying Schumer stole jokes and passed the off as her own. We're just saying that fellow comics Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli and Kathleen Madigan are accusing her of doing that, with video evidence to back it up. The trio called out Schumer for bits she used in Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer and Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo. “What has always been amazing to me is that she purports to be a feminist and yet only steals from other female comedians,” Pescatelli wrote in a Twitter convo among the comics. “If we call her on it we are 'jealous’ or career shamed. Be successful. WE want you to do well, just do it will your own material. BTW she blocked me.” Schumer denied copying the women she used to open for before she was a megastar, tweeting, “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.” Liebman ended the Twitter conversation with this: “It’s all good.” Yeah. Sure seems like it — though Pescatelli apologized on a radio show Thursday morning.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:59pm]

    

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